Fred ‘Tecolote’ Lara Flores
Fred “Tecolote” Lara Flores, a lifelong resident of Floresville, Texas, entered eternal rest Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in his residence in Floresville, at the age of 91 years, 1 month, and 7 days. Fred was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Floresville, the son of Manilita Lara and Fredrico Flores Sr.
Fred proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and worked for the Floresville Independent School District and Southern Steel. He was a member of VFW Post 8555 and a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he married the love of his life, Quirina Nieto, on Nov. 3, 1946.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of more than 67 years, Quirina Nieto Flores; and five siblings.
Fred is survived by his children, Fred Flores Jr., Rose Mary Castro and husband Alfred, Martha Robles, Jo Ann Guevara and husband Adolph, Cynthia Ramirez and husband Lorenzo, and Jessica Castillo and husband Jose; his siblings, Lucy Guerra and husband Juan, Benita Montoya, Lilly Flores and husband Alex, Fidel Flores, and Gaspar Flores and wife Betty; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Friday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. with a recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. in the Vinyard Funeral Home in Floresville.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Floresville, officiated by Msgr. Frank Kurzaj.
Interment followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Floresville.
Serving as pallbearers were Jose Castillo, Denise Castro, Fred Flores, Adolph Guevara, Lorenzo Ramirez, and Fidel Robles.
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